Dhanashri Athavale-Bapat

is from Pune, India and now resides in Ottawa. She primarily uses watercolor to depict her work. She received her Applied Arts degree from Abhinav Kala Academy and worked as a freelance designer in India before focusing on fine arts. In a quest to capture the diverse terrains spanning across the Indian topography, she traveled extensively from cities to convey this vividly in her paintings. Now located in Canada, Dhanashri seeks to learn and adapt new techniques and styles while expanding her horizons as she studies the Canadian landscape. Her work can be viewed at

Cathy M. Grigsby

is a multi-media artist who has taught elementary school art for thirty years. She was recently named the 2013 Maine Art Education Association’s “Elementary Art Educator of the Year.” Grigsby is a believer that inside everyone is either the ability to create or appreciate art. Painting and fabric have been common threads in her work. Her fabric pieces are done by a process that disperses dye on paper, which is then cut into collages and printed using a dry mount press on polyester fabric. Sometimes she brings her experience as a quilter into these pieces by adding stitching and embellishment. Cathy is also a pastel artist who loves to paint outdoors. She tries to capture the reverence and awe she feels about the beauty that surrounds her in Maine.

Paul Shaw

is a calligrapher and typographer working in New York City. In his 20+ professional years as a lettering designer, he has provided custom lettering and logos for many leading companies, including Avon, Lord & Taylor, Rolex, Clairol and Estée Lauder and Origins. Shaw has taught lettering regularly at New York’s Parsons School of Design, conducted workshops and exhibited his work throughout the United States and Europe. His publishing credits include the copybook, Letterforms, and articles for Print, Fine Print, Design Issues and Letter Arts Review. He is the recipient of several awards, as well as a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to study the type designs of Morris Fuller Benton. Paul has worked on the predominant number of Weavings since its inception.

Christine Waara

was born in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, surrounded by lakes and forests. A “nature girl” at heart, she has always found inspiration in the humbling power of the outdoors. She studied with M. Wendy Gwirtzman in watercolor; Sari Gaby in portraiture, oils, and pastels; and Pat Tribastone in oils. Many of her works have found their way into private collections worldwide. In speaking of how nature affects her work, she has stated: “Nature helps me to become realigned with the wholeness of life…. It is my intention to share that feeling with the rest of the world through my paintings.” Her work may be seen at



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